Last night, The Bassment, hosted a quartet, with accolades like a nomination for a Galaxie Rising Star award and four Juno Nominations, and that was just the women! The excellent group led by Vancouver’s Andrea Superstein played to a packed house at the coolest venue in Kamloops. Superstein on vocals was accompanied by 3 Quebecers, Elizabeth Shepherd, keyboard and vocals, Remi-Jean Leblanc (bass),and Mark Nelson (drums).
Superstein had recently spent six months in Montreal, immersing herself in her former hometown and composing material for her latest album, Worlds Apart. She and her band played some selections from Worlds Apart, including Angel Eyes, Star Blues, Be Your Woman and a cover of Bob Dylan’s Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright. The vibe at The Bassment is very casual and Superstein included the audience in the direction that the concert would go. She eventually played a re-arranged Weezer song, a delicious version of Cindy Lauper’s Time After Time, and a very emotional cover of Killing Me Softly. The latter was a huge hit for Roberta Flack. The rest of the band did one of Shepherd’s originals and the evening ended with a fun track, I Want To Be Evil, off Superstein’s previous album. The audience responded enthusiastically, all evening.
Great music from a hugely talented quartet, wonderful atmosphere and friendly hosts and guests made The Bassment, the place to be, on a cold, winter night in Kamloops.